The New Sociological Imagination

The New Sociological Imagination

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by Steve Fuller
     
 

Wright Mills' classic The Sociological Imagination has inspired generations of students to study Sociology. However, it is nearly half a century old. What would a book address, aiming to attract and inform students today? This book sets the agenda for imagining Sociology in the 21st century.See more details below

Overview

Wright Mills' classic The Sociological Imagination has inspired generations of students to study Sociology. However, it is nearly half a century old. What would a book address, aiming to attract and inform students today? This book sets the agenda for imagining Sociology in the 21st century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761947578
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: DESPERATELY SEEKING SOCIOLOGY IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Tales of the Academic Undead
The Mysterious Disappearance of Society
The Social Sciences at Risk
A Brief History of the Stakes
Socialism as the Elusive Synthesis at the Heart of Social Science
The Problem of Inheritance and Socialism's Ultimate Retreat to Naturalism
Towards a Renewal of Welfare and the Rediscovery of British Sociology
Interlude
Today's Orwellian Turn in Sociology
PART TWO: THE BIOLOGICAL CHALLENGE TO SOCIAL SCIENCE
The Hidden Biological Past of Classical Social Theory
Making the Difference between Sociology and Biology Matter Today
Beware of Darwinists Bearing Leftist Gifts
The Struggle for Marx's Successor
Who (or What) Deserves Our Sympathy?
PART THREE: HUMANITY AS THE ENDANGERED SPECIES OF OUR TIMES
The Coming World-Historic Struggle in Science and Religion
Understanding the Fundamentalist Backlash against Secularism
Karma Secularized
The Darwinian Turn in Development Policy
Might we become Nazis in Paradise?
Conclusion
Is There No Escape from Human Nature?

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